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Student Services Building,  2nd Floor (SSB 220) | (310) 287-4501

To apply, please visit and click “APPLY”.  To register for classes, please visit and click “REGISTER.” Both links are in the upper right-hand corner of our home page. Admissions and records offers a variety of student services including: Transcripts and verifications, graduation petitions, residency corrections, “credit by exam” petitions, information updates and more. For a full list of services, please visit the admissions website or come to see us in person on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SSB).  

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00


Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-4462

Effective immediately, West Los Angeles College is not utilizing placement tests for English, Math, or ESL. Beginning Spring 2019, students will be eligible to enroll in transfer-level English and Math. They may also elect to take free noncredit courses and/or tutoring to improve their skills prior to enrolling in transfer-level courses.

For more information, visit SSB 420 or call (310) 287-4462

Associated Students Organization

Building A-9 | (310) 287-4426

ASO represents the student perspective to the college and district administration. They also plan and fund select student activities and support official student clubs. ASO offers great opportunities to develop leadership skills, make friends and enrich your college experience beyond the classroom Students who purchase the $7.00 ASO membership can receive discounts, benefits and may be eligible for WLAC Foundation scholarships. Additionally, your membership supports ASO events and projects. The ASO fee can be paid at the Business Office.


Physical Education Complex (PEC) | (310) 287-4513 

>>Make an Appointment with Athletics

West is a member in good standing with the California Community College Athletic Association and competes in intercollegiate athletics within the Western State Conference (WSC) and the Southern California Football Association (SCFA). We sponsor competitive sports teams for men and women in Baseball / Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, and Cross Country. Wildcat teams also include Women’s Soccer and Volleyball, and Men’s Football.


A Higher One Automatic Teller Machine is located in our PAWs convenience store between Admissions and the CE building and next to the Business Office window in the Student Services Building (SSB) 2nd Floor.

Bookstore (Campus Center) 

Student Services Building (SSB), 1st Floor | (310) 287-4560

Buy books and supplies for your courses, plus snacks, cards and gift items.  You can also visit 24/7 online.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 9:30 - 7:00;  Fri: 8:30 - 2:00

PAWS for Snacks & Stuff located just north of the CE building in the B Bungalows is a convenience store offering food and supplies! Paws opens early and stays open late when classes are in session.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 7:30 - 9:00;  Fri: 7:30 - 2:00;  Sat: 7:30 - 2:00

Business Office

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor (SSB 230) | (310) 287-4262

Pay for admission, fees and parking permits by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card: (1) In-Person or (2) Online through the SIS system.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Cafe at West and Peet's Coffee Bar

Student Services Building (SSB), 1st Floor 

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
    • Breakfast is served until 10:30 am
  • Fridays: Closed
  • For Catering Request email

California College Promise

Student Services Building (SSB 420) | (310) 287-7250

California College Promise (AB19) provides free tuition for all first-time freshman of any age or income, who attend WLAC full-time. To qualify, students must apply to WLAC, apply for FAFSA or CA Dream Act, participate in a summer transition experience, maintain full-time enrollment and establish/maintain a minimum 2.000 grade point average (“C” average). “Promise” students may also qualify for our First Year Pathway program; a full-time cohort program that guarantees full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring based on your educational interest or major. 


Building B4-100 | (310) 287-4261

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids/Greater Avenues to Independence is a government (both state and federal) funded program that offers temporary financial assistance, vocational and job skills training, as well as other support services for students.

Campus Community Programs

Formerly Institute for Student Excellence

Building B4 & Building B5 | (310) 287-4261

Formerly known as the Workforce Development Center, ISE is the umbrella over a variety of innovated programs funded through the TRiO grant including:

Career Center - Virtual

The Virtual Career Center will give you access to resume writing instructions & templates; help selecting a career based on your aptitudes and interests; job descriptions; salary information; job listings and more.

Child Care

Child Development Center (CDC) | (310) 287-4357

The campus Child Development Center (CDC) offers childcare in an educational, fun setting for children age 12 months to 5 years. The on-campus facility is a licensed modern facility with its own playground and drop off parking area.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon -Thurs: 7:45 - 4:00

College 2 Career

Student Services Building (SSB 320J) | (310) 287-4284

C2C serves students with intellectual disabilities. Through educational programs and mentoring, students build personal and professional skills leading to employment by the completion of the program.  This includes completion of noncredit and credit certificates, on/off campus internships and work experiences.  Supportive staff include C2C Educational Coaches, Counselors, a Job Coach and Job Developer.  C2C serves students who are Regional Center clients and DOR eligible, with the end goal of employment.  (also see Disabled Students Programs & Services)

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Student Services Building (SSB 350) | (310) 287-7242

Meet one-on-one with a counselor during an appointment for a comprehensive student education plan or “walk-in” for answers to quick questions. Your counselor will help you develop an education plan with all classes you will need to earn a certificate, Associate Degree, and/or university transfer. Visit with a counselor each semester to ensure you are on track for graduation. 

REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 3:30

Disabled Students Programs & Services

Student Services Building (SSB 320) | (310) 287-4450

Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) is designed to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all of the educational offerings at West Los Angeles College.
The program facilitates equal opportunity through the provision of  appropriate support services, curriculum, instruction, and assistive technology. Individuals with mobility, visual, hearing, speech, learning, psychological, or other health impairments may benefit from available services. To determine your eligibility for specific support services you may call DSP&S and make an appointment to speak with a faculty member in our department. (also see College 2 Career)

Dream Resource Center

Student Services Building (SSB 320J) | (310) 287- 4310

The Dream Resource Center (DRC) provides safe and confidential space for all undocumented students. The DRC strives to provide wrap around services to support course and degree completion by providing academic advising, free legal services, and financial literacy such as Cal Dream Act, California College Promise Grant, book vouchers and laptop lending library. (also see Puente)

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Student Services Building (SSB 330) | (310) 287-4317

>> Make an Appointment with EOP&S

EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS). It is a state funded program of support services which are designed to be above and beyond the scope of other services offered by the college.  These services are specifically designed for students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. (also see TRIO / SSS)


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) provides assistance to EOP&S eligible students who are single parents heads-of-household; receiving CalWorks/TANF benefits. The CARE Program provides Book Vouchers, Transportation Grants/Gas cards and Child Care grants.


NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), provides services to  foster youth enrolled at West Los Angeles College. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support services that could include assistance with textbooks and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing. The Guardian Scholars Program is privately funded and it provides an array of support services for current and former foster youth who are not eligible for the NextUp Program.

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Student Services Building (SSB 210) | (310) 287-4532

>> Make an Appointment with Financial Aid

Need money for college? The Financial Aid Office can help you!

The Financial Aid Office assists students by providing information on various types of financial aid programs from both Federal and State governments. There are many resources available to pay for your college education. Knowledgeable staff help students complete the FAFSA and California College Promise Grant applications which are used to determine eligibility for GRANTS (gift-aid, which does not have to be repaid), FEE- WAIVERS (which pays for tuition), WORKSTUDY, SCHOLARSHIPS, and STUDENT LOANS.  We are here to help, come visit us!

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Food Pantry

A9 Student Lounge | (310) 287-4426

West Los Angeles College is happy to welcome all students to the Food Pantry located next to the Student Lounge inside of the A9 building.  Students can sign in with a student ID number to choose from a wide variety of canned foods, snacks, drinks and personal hygiene products for nourishment and sustenance. Donations are provided by West Los Angeles College’s students, faculty and generous people of the community. Some products are purchased through the Westside Food Bank.

Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE)

Student Services Building (SSB 330) | (310) 287-7255

The program offers a variety of developmental classes for foster and kinship parents as well as to the community in general. Sign up for classes today!

Graduation Office

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor (SSB 220) in Admissions | (310) 287-4501

Visit the Graduation Office in person or online for information and forms to petition to graduate.

Health Center

See "Student Health Center" below

Instructional Support (Tutoring) & Learning Skills Center

HLRC/Library | (310) 287-4324 

Improve your reading, language, vocabulary, spelling, math fundamentals and chemistry knowledge with convenient, self-paced computer-aided courses in the Learning Skills Center. Increase your knowledge and learning success: Sign up for tutoring in 23 college subjects. Tutors are available.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 7:00pm;  Fri:  9:00am - 1:00pm  

International Student Services

Student Services Building (SSB 410) | (310) 287-7283

>> Make an Appointment with International Student Services

International Student Services is responsible for admission of persons that will study at WLAC with an F1 visa. Part- and full-time admission and enrollment support is provided along with non-immigrant student advisement (SEVIS, I-20)

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Building B5 - 102 | (310) 287-4562

L.E.A.R.N (Leading & Energizing African American Students to Research & Knowledge) Project is a grant-funded program for African American male students at West which includes career, academic and life-skills workshops and support components.

Learning Center

HLRC/Library, 1st Floor | (310) 287-4404

New and returning students can attend an in-person college orientation and receive assistance with applying to the college, enrolling in classes, and completing their financial aid applications. Current students receive free in-person individual and small group tutoring in a wide variety of subjects by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Two or more students can hold study groups in a private study room. Students taking Communications and ESL classes practice their public-speaking and pronunciation skills in our new Communications Lab. Students enroll and attend free student success support classes to help them prepare for and succeed in their credit classes in math, English, ESL, biology, chemistry, GED test prep. Students also learn about and enroll in free career exploration, job training, career prep and employment readiness classes and certificate programs in the Learning Center.  Free online tutoring is also available.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 7:00;   Fri:  9:00 - 1:00  


Heldman Learning Resources Center (HLRC) | (310) 287-4269 & (310) 287-4408

The Library actively seeks to help students in achieving their ultimate educational goal - academic success. The Library is located in the Heldman Learning Resource Center (HRLC) 2nd and 3rd floors and offers services in the following areas: Reference (in person and online), Circulation, and A/V and multimedia. The Library’s book collection consists of approximately 67,000 print titles which includes books, monographs, government documents, maps, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and legal materials. The Library also maintains approximately 100,000 e-book titles. Remote access is provided for all electronic resources, including several periodical and reference databases. The Library Instructional Research Lab (LIRL), located within the library on the 2nd floor, offers students computer, printer, and internet access. For more information about library services, students can visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of HLRC.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 7:30 - 8:00;  Fri:  9:00 - 1:00;  Sat: 11:00 - 3:00


See Student Success & Support Program

Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-4462

Office of School Relations & Outreach

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor (FA 102) | (310) 287-4419

>> Make an Appointment with Outreach

The Office of School Relations and Outreach is here to help high school students, their parents/guardians and high school counselors understand the educational opportunities at West. Additionally, Outreach can also assist K-12 students interested in taking college classes while still in high school.


The purpose of this Orientation is to provide students with information concerning college programs, college services, and student rights and responsibilities.

PAWs (Snacks & Stuff)

B Bungalows on the north side of CE Building

PAWS is a convenience store offering food and supplies! 

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Thur: 7:30 - 9:00;  Fri: 7:30 - 2:00;  Sat: 7:30 - 2:00


Student Services Building (SSB 330), (310) 287-4210

Puente (Bridge) designed to help freshman progress successfully through West to reach their transfer and/or career goals. This learning community embraces the Latino cultural experience, provides academic, and support services including: Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance; Mentoring & Career Counseling; Group & Individual Tutoring; English Composition; and Personal Development Classes. (also see Dream Center)

Sexual Harassment & Violence / Domestic Violence 

Student Health Center

Building A-9 | (310) 287-4478

The Student Health Center is an on-campus health facility for all enrolled students. Student Health Center staff provides free or low-cost primary care, check-ups and mental health counseling.

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Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 420) | (310) 287-4462/7251

New and returning students should make an appointment to a Student Success Workshop, Support Programs Overview, and a Financial Aid Application Support. The Student Success Workshop satisfies a requirement for Priority Registration and reviews available educational options (Free Noncredit, Certificates, Associate Degrees, University Transfer). The Support Programs Overview will give students a look at academic and financial assistance programs available to those who qualify. The Financial Aid Application support is an appointment to help students review and complete the FAFSA application. 

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:00am - 5:00pm; Tue & Wed 8:00am - 7:00pm; Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm; Every 2nd Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm

Transfer Center

Student Services Building, 3rd Floor (SSB 340) | (310) 287-4542

>> Make an Appointment with the Transfer Center

Interested in advancing to a 4-year college or university? The Transfer Center provides events and services to assist students in identifying to which colleges they would like to transfer, how to apply, and what resources exist at their target universities. The center hosts workshops such as how to write a personal statement and has weekly opportunities for students to meet with university representatives one-on-one. (also see EOP&S, TRIO / SSS, Transfer Honors)

Mon - Thur 8:30am - 5:00pm; Fri 8:30am - 1:00pm

Transfer Honors Program

GC 380K | (310) 287-7279

The THP provides students with the opportunity to earn honors credits for courses and students who complete our program receive priority admission consideration to selected four-year institutions including UCLA. In addition, students will have access to other helpful support services such as transfer workshops, our THP Counselor and participation in an honors community on campus.  (also see EOP&S, TRIO / SSS, Transfer Center)

REGULAR HOURS: Mon & Thur 8:30 - 5:00; Tue & Wed 8:30 - 7:00;  Fri 8:30 - 3:30

Travel: Study Abroad

(310) 745-4243

Spend a semester or summer session in Spain or Mexico. Learn more...

Transportation (Public Transporation, Parking) 

Don't hassle with buying daily parking permits. Save money and time by purchasing your parking pass online and receive it in the mail. You can also purchase at the Business office.

TRiO Student Support Services

Building B5-100 | (310) 287-4303

TRIO SSS is to help students succeed in their classes, obtain their Associates Degree, and transfer. TRIO SSS offers guidance on course selections, assistance with transfer and financial aid applications, career mentoring and resume development, campus and cultural field trips, and ono-on-one tutoring. As a part of the TRIO SSS family, you also have access to computers with free printing a textbook library, scantrons and more. (also see EOP&S)

Other TRiO programs include:

Tutoring - see Learning Center

HLRC/Library, 1st Floor | (310) 287-4408 

In-Person Tutoring | Online Tutoring | Learning Skills

Veterans Office

Fine Arts Building, 3rd Floor (FA 300) | (310) 287-4370

>> Make and Appointment with the Veterans Office

The Veteran’s Office works cooperatively with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to help veterans and their dependents make use of their G.I. Bill education benefits.

Welcome Center

Student Services Building, 1st Floor  (SSB 110) | (310) 287-4596

The Welcome Center helps students and visitors identify the correct office or program to assist them. The Center also provides assistance with enrolling, answers general questions on the college and its programs, and addresses basic academic counseling quesitons.

  • REGULAR HOURS: Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00